Oh No - OK Go
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  • Summary: Tore Johansson (Franz Ferdinand) produced this second album for the Chicago power-pop outfit.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Oh No is, if anything, even better than their debut, which now feels like it was trying a bit too hard. Everything feels more natural this time, slightly less polished but still as forceful and hooky.
  2. Songs like "Invincible" and "Do What You Want" don't disappoint and should be on the playlist for any retro dance party.
  3. Fresh slices of power-chord sunshine. [2 Sep 2005, p.79]
  4. Oh No is by no means a perfect album, but... the songs are more mature, the songwriting has improved and the album is enjoyable without digging too deep for artistic statements.
  5. Too much of Oh No comes out thin and flavorless, but bandleader Damian Kulash clearly has an artist's sensibility lagging just behind his commercial savvy.
  6. In terms of overall sound and cohesion, it's a step up from the debut by the group, but it's almost clinical in precision and slightly numbing with riff after riff blasting away with the same sort of glossy production.
  7. Mimicry is one thing, but at least choose wisely. You see, OK Go decide to impersonate post-Pinkerton, post-catchy, fun-by-numbers Weezer, resulting in an Ivy Leaguer Sugar Ray sound.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Captaind.
    Jul 9, 2007
    This album is an amazing piece of work that contains more than just the treamill song. Ok Go shows real potential and depth with great tracks like get over it and invinvible. All in all, an excellent rocker of an album Expand
  2. JoeM
    Nov 14, 2005
    Freakin' Epic. a real work of art, a gem if you will
  3. TylerE
    Sep 8, 2005
    Sophmore slump this is not... if anything, this album will make them pop superstars. When "Get Over It" burst onto the radio and TV back in 2002, it immediately caught my attention for it's raw, but polished production that seemed to glitter it's way into the subconscience and proclaim, "Rock and Roll Is NOT Dead!" Now, 3 years later, their new single, "A Million Ways", is furthering that statement by saying "And it doesn't always have to be the same!" The new tune is beaming with the witty lyrics and catchy hooks that only OK GO knows best in this day of age. "Oh such grace, oh such beauty, with lipstick and callis, fishnets and mallice, oh darling, your a million ways to be cruel." The entire album is complete with melodic melodies that soar to the greatest hights of Cheap Trick and The Cars (Here It Goes Again, Good Idea At The Time), but cruise to the uniqueness and everlasting appeal of bands like 10cc (Oh Lately It's So Quiet). One things for sure, if you believe rock is meant to be an assortment of flavors for the ear, with melodies and hooks that move you and take you in, OK GO's OH NO will happily be waiting for you at your local Best Buy or Walmart by the time you finishing reading this. Enjoy. Expand
  4. MattR
    Sep 10, 2006
    Don't be put off by the critics, this is a fantastic album. And the critics will look back and eat their words when they make it big.Oh no, is a brilliant, fun and most importantly catchy album, long live Ok Go! Expand
    Nov 10, 2005
    There awsome theres always room for improvment, a lot of people refer to weezer when they speak of ok go which completley freaks me out because I'm in love with Weezer for possesing a completley different energy Expand
  6. annah
    Oct 6, 2006
    an awesome album, i couldn't wait until it was released in australia. they do sound pretty franz ferdinandy, but with the same producer it isn't surprising/ love them both to bits though and still love and worship their here it goes again film clip. Expand
  7. DrunkenMaster
    Sep 1, 2005
    Faux "indie" garbage. If you think The Strokes and The Killers are "indie", this band will be right up your alley...but if you have any taste you will continue to buy from bands on labels like Merge, French Kiss, and Dischord. Ian MacKaye could kick this entire band's asses single handedly.What a waste of studio time. Expand

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